Connections: Chidike Okeem on black conservatism
Chidike Okeem is a writer, and an outspoken black conservative. He argues that mainstream American conservatism often traffics in anti-black rhetoric, and it forces black conservatives to join that refrain. But Okeem also argues that liberal policies have been destructive, and he finds a distinct home for black conservatism that is solution-oriented.
Okeem is critical of popular black conservative figures like Sheriff Clarke and Jason Riley, but says that there is a natural conservative fit for African Americans to find. And it starts, he adds, with telling the truth about white supremacy. Endlessly fascinating, Okeem is our guest.